Anonymous, the shadowy decentralized group of hackivists, has had it with iTunes and its ilk. They believe it's time for them to get into the music business with what they term "a fault-tolerant and open platform for social music."They call it AnonTune
If you're familiar with Tomahawk (an app that scans your music library and then augments it by sourcing out more tunes from YouTube, SoundCloud and other online resources, AnonTune works much the same. It's still a work-in-progress ("very beta," they say), but the concept is interesting.
Even though Anonymous isn't taking an overtly pro-piracy position, and even comes close to sympathizing with the industry's desire to eliminate illegal downloading, it's hard to imagine the RIAA and major record labels embracing what the hacktivist is trying to do.
Even so, AnonTune is designed to avoid legal liability by not hosting any content but rather pulling it from third-party sources. If an unauthorized song from YouTube shows up in AnonTunes, that's Google's problem, the group reasons.
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